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Hello all leatherworkers, I was recently asked by a fellow member id I had a pattern for a backpack I made. So after putting it together for him I thought I should also share with the community. It's not a full size pattern, it is drawn on 1/4 inch grid paper so it will have to scaled up. I also added my construction process/instructions with the pattern. I hope it makes since. Let me know what you think. Here is a picture of the backpack I made. The link is:

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backpack pattern.pdf

Backpack Construction.pdf

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Thanks for sharing!

Karina

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Thanks for the great pattern. I've been wanting to make something like this to carry camera gear at the camps.

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Thank you sooooo much!! It's a great bag.

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Beautiful bag! What kind of leather did you use? Is it all the same leather?

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I used 5.5 ounce oil tan from hidehouse leather and pigskin as a lining.

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I probably won't try to make this bag but wanted to say thank you for sharing. It's a big deal when someone goes out of their way to help others understand how things are made and constructed. I have only been working with leather for about 2 years now and have just recently put together a briefcase. However, the turmoil and reluctance to do so was pretty painful, simply because I really didn't know how to go about putting one together. This will help a lot of folks.

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thanks for the share, ive been working on a backpack for my daughter,

soe, ive realized that using one whole leather, instead of splitting them up, to front and back, would be easier to assemble.

But learning by fooling.

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how much does that backpack weigh? one thing i never liked about saddleback leather's bags is how heavy they are. hoping your design and materials make it lighter.

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I'm not sure I haven't weighed it, but I would guess around 10lbs. I used about 20 sqft of 5.5 oz to make it.

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Thank you very much...I plan to make my backpack, your pattern will help me a lot ...Once again, it's very kind of you sharing your work.

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Thanks for sharing.

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Very Nice!!!

Cmoore...this is the one I mentioned.

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Nice backpack. Thanks for sharing.

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Very cool, this is exactly what I am looking to make for myself. Thanks so much for sharing.

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Thanks a lot for this pattern! As a guy who's new to leather craft I am trying to acquire as many patterns as possible and this backpack specifically is something I'd like to build.

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